Book Reading to Promote Literacy

Many parents enjoy reading books with their children, and “storytime” can be an important partof a child’s daily routine. Reading together can be a pleasurable bonding experience for bothparent and child. In addition to being fun, reading books is an excellent way to stimulate thedevelopment of language and pre-literacy skills. There is no “right” way

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Therapy for Social/Pragmatic Skills

WHAT IS PRAGMATICS? Pragmatics is the use of language in social contexts. The rule system used for social communication allows us to initiate and maintain positive relationships with others; contributes to peer acceptance; and helps us cope effectively and adaptively with our social environment.  RISK INDICATORSFOR POOR PRAGMATIC SKILLS Difficulty using language for different purposes 

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Stuttering Therapy

What is Stuttering?  Stuttering is a disorder that affects the forward flow of speech. Speech may be stopped by interruptions or repetitions on the sounds and words in speech.  Who Stutters?  More than 45 million people in the world stutter  1% of the population stutters  Male stutterers outnumber female stutterers 3:1  About 5% of children

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Preschool Language Disorders

What is Language?  Language refers to a socially agreed upon set of rules that govern communication. These rules include what words themselves mean, how to change endings to make new words, and how to put words together. It is different from speech, which is the verbal means of communicating.  SIGNS OR SYMPTOMS Some children may

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Language Therapy for Auditory Language Processing Disorder

What is auditory language processing disorder?  Auditory language processing disorder is an impaired ability to attend to, discriminate, recognize, or comprehend auditory information, even though hearing and intelligence are within normal limits. This impairment worsens with competing speech, in noise, or in poor acoustic environments. Auditory processing abilities develop parallel with language, and children with

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Therapy for Language Based Learning Disability

WHAT IS LANGUAGE BASED LEARNING DISABILITY? Language-based learning disability refers to a heterogeneous group of difficulties in the acquisition and use of language as related to listening, speaking, reading, writing, mathematical abilities, and/or social skills.  RISK INDICATORS Difficulty with rhyming, segmenting, blending, and discriminating  Limited variation in vocabulary  Limited development of complex sentence structures  Difficulty

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